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Therese Coffey
Therese Coffey

Suffolk Coastal MP Therese Coffey has led a small delegation of MPs to meet the Chancellor of Exchequer to press the case on behalf of independent retailers in two coastal towns against proposed business rate rises due to be enforced this April.

Southwold Chamber of Trade member Rebecca Bishop, owner of the Two Magpies Bakery, is campaigning against huge business rate increases being imposed on the town's traders.

Businesses in Southwold have been leading the fight against the increase in business rates which has left many small high street outlets facing an uncertain future.

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce
Andrew Pinder (left) and Alan O�Neill with the CHPV drone. Picture: Julian Claxton

A specialist photography and filming company is ready for take-off into the world of drones as it adds to its services for the offshore energy industry.

The OrbisEnergy centre in Lowestoft.

Offshore specialists James Fisher Marine Services will breathe new life into a major disused site in Lowestoft when it takes over the former offices of AKD Engineering.

Jobcentre Plus. Photo: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

The future is bright for jobseekers in Waveney according to the district manager of a government funded employment agency.

Rhenus opens offshore logistics supply base in Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft. Photo from Rhenus Offshore Logistics UK

A new partnership agreement and venture by a leading European offshore logistics company could signal further investment in the East Coast economy.

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East Point Pavilion in Lowestoft. 
PHOTO: Nick Butcher

A call is today going out to businesses to seize a unique chance to take over an iconic building and breathe new life into Lowestoft seafront.

Hamish McCowan is pictured left and on the right is Tracy Phelan, Service Manager and Karl Rogers, New Car Sales Manager of John Grose Kia. Picture: courtesy of John Grose, Lowestoft

Staff at John Grose are celebrating after receiving a top award for customer satisfaction.

Businesses in Southwold protesting about business rate rises - up to 300% for some of them and an average of 177% - coming into force this spring. They have put posters to show the increases in all of their windows.

High Street traders are predicting “tragic” consequences if the Government sees through plans to raise business rates by an average of 177% in Southwold.

Therese Coffey
ScottishPower Foundation UEA scholars - from left, Juliet Mills, Charles McKinlay, Esmee Thornton and Connor Matless.

A programme offering scholarships to students at the University of East Anglia who are keen to get into careers in the energy industry has been extended.

University of East Anglia
Cllr Mary Rudd with Rob Mayes-Smith, manager at Richardson's Family Bowl. Picture: Waveney District Council.

Two Waveney businesses have been awarded for their commitment to offering healthier food choices to their customers.

A Siemens turbine, similar to that which will be used at East Anglia One.

ScottishPower Renewables and the main suppliers on the £2.5bn East Anglia ONE offshore windfarm off the region’s coast will be presenting to businesses at an event in Norwich on March 2.

East of England Energy Group
A trainee bricklayer. Picture: Ian Nicholson/PA Wire

Apprentices in Lowestoft have the chance to get their first step on the career ladder by entering this year’s Top Trade Apprentice award.

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The topside of the offshore wind farm substation, made by Sembmarine SLP, sails away from the port of Lowestoft en route to its new home at the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm. Picture by: Andrew Papworth.

Associated British Ports (ABP), which operates 21 ports in the UK – including those at Ipswich and Lowestoft – has become Suffolk Chamber of Commerce’s latest patron.

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce
From left, ABP’s Robert Beare, Paul Brooks, Andrea Auburn (Beat), Jean Stroud (Fishermen’s Mission), Stuart Edmonds and Brian Read. Picture: STEPHEN WALLER

The team at ABP’s Port of Lowestoft has donated their winnings from a corporate awards evening to two local charities.

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Signs on display during last year's madness sale at Palmers in Lowestoft. Pictures: PALMERS

One of Lowestoft’s best-known department stores will be holding a huge sale at the end of next week.

Suffolk Coastal MP Therese Coffey and Southwold Mayor, Melanie Tucker, meeting with Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Jane Ellison, to press the case over the substantial increase in business rates set for Southwold High Street.

Leaders of a seaside community have vowed to continue fighting against proposed business rate changes due to be enforced this April.

Melanie Tucker
Mark Pendlington speaking at the official opening of the new University Centre at the College of West Anglia. Picture: Ian Burt

The region’s local enterprise partnership has been awarded an additional £69m from government to improve infrastructure and skills, and support small businesses and innovation.

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The former garage on Mill Road, Kirkley   PHOTO: Nick Butcher

A scheme to transform a largely redundant brownfield site with a drive-through coffee shop, restaurant and homes has been given the go-ahead.

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North Quay Retail Park, Lowestoft.

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

It is one of Europe’s leading discount fashion retailers. And a brand new TK Maxx store is set to open its doors in Lowestoft in two weeks’ time.

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Ben Shaw account director Adtrack, Andrew Barringer and Stephanie Harrod of Harrod Horticultural and awards host Gyles Brandreth. Picture: COURTESY OF HARROD HORTICULTURAL

It is an awards ceremony that showcases the very best that British landscape design and construction has to offer.

From left, Anya Ledwith, director of ESHCon, Richard Carter, head of finance and sustainability at Adnams, Benedict Orchard, the brewer's environmental sustainability manager, and Mark Watson, comedian and event compére.
Photo: Joe D Miles/Edie Awards

Southwold-brewed Adnams Old Ale has been named Champion Beer of East Anglia by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).

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The company behind East Anglian radio stations including The Beach, Radio Norwich and North Norfolk has changed hands. Photo: Steve Adams.  Copyright: Archant Norfolk

The company behind East Anglian radio stations including The Beach, Radio Norwich and North Norfolk has changed hands.

James Shipp from Lovewell Blake.

This week marked the end of the busiest month of the year for accountants. For many business owners the process of filing their tax returns, and paying any tax due, creeps up and is never short of a surprise.

Vauxhall Holiday Park, Yarmouth. Picture: Nick Butcher

The UK’s largest holiday park operator is planning major improvements at sites in Norfolk and Suffolk as part of a multi-million pound national investment.

Great Yarmouth
3sun Group wind technician Dolphie Gray, who retrained from an oil and gas career four months ago and has been working on the Rampion offshore wind farm off Brighton, was on hand to give advice to hopeful new technicians.

More than 250 hopeful wind technicians were interviewed at a recruitment event in Great Yarmouth for over 100 new jobs at 3sun Group.

SCORE Project case study, Fern Communications, from left, Directors Jennifer and Clive Cushion and Technical Manager James Cleverley (centre). Pic by TMS Media Ltd

A radio communications system aimed to connect the East of England’s growing offshore industry has been given a funding boost.

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Ellen Pennington celebrates her 3rd anniversay of running the Shed Cafe at Henstead Arts and Crafts Centre.

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

At the tender age of 18 Ellen Pennington began writing a business plan which she hoped one day would formulate the basis of her very own café.

The Yarmouth branch of the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society.
Photo: Simon Finlay
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Worried customers claim they have been unable to move their current accounts after their building society announced plans to close them.

Norwich and Peterborough Building Society in Peterborough. Picture: Mark Bickerdike/Norwich and Peterborough Building Society.

The name of Norwich and Peterborough Building Society is to disappear from the high street, under plans announced by its owners today.


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